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The charges against Young Thug build on a growing trend of criminalizing rap crews

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe talks with Sidney Madden and Rodney Carmichael of NPR's Louder Than A Riot about the RICO charges against Young Thug and the wider intersection of criminal justice and hip-hop.

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This educator writes 'anti-narcocorridos' — songs that tell the story of heroes

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Mexican singer Vivir Quintana talks about her latest song, 'El Corrido de Milo Vela,' which tells the story of one of the many journalists who have been murdered in Mexico for doing their jobs.

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On full-length debut, viral punk band The Linda Lindas keep growing

Sunday, April 17, 2022

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks to Bela Salazar and Lucia de la Garza of The Linda Lindas about punk as a form of expression and the creation of their new album, Growing Up.

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Janelle Monáe's 'Dirty Computer' comes alive in a new collection of stories

Sunday, April 17, 2022

The artist builds on the Afrofuturistic world from her 2018 album in a new short story collection titled The Memory Librarian. She tells NPR about her nightmare that inspired the project.

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After years of early success, Omar Apollo releases full debut album 'Ivory'

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Omar Apollo about his psychedelically soulful music and his full-length album, "Ivory."

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Catherine Cohen is in on the joke in 'The Twist...? She's Gorgeous'

Sunday, March 13, 2022

In her new Netflix special, the 30-year-old comedian melds her self-absorbed millennial persona with the glamor and confessional satire of a cabaret star. The target of her jokes? Cohen herself.

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After 'Texas Sun,' Leon Bridges and Khruangbin seek solace on 'Texas Moon'

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Leon Bridges and Khruangbin reflect on their second tribute to the sound of the Lone Star state in their upcoming EP, Texas Moon.

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C. Tangana embraces tradition on his groundbreaking album, 'El Madrileño'

Sunday, January 02, 2022

NPR's Eyder Peralta speaks with Spanish rapper C. Tangana about his highly-acclaimed and Grammy-nominated album, "El Madrileño."

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Books we love: NPR's top picks for 2021 memoirs

Saturday, December 18, 2021

From NPR's yearly reading list, Books We Love, we hear suggestions for four memoirs that are well worth your time.

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The Best Latin Music of 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

The singles and albums that came out this year seem to reflect the diversity of Latin music more than ever.

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Mario Vargas Llosa explores 1954 Guatemalan coup in new novel

Monday, November 29, 2021

Harsh Times, set in the 1950s, is historical fiction centering on events of a CIA-backed coup to overthrow Guatemala's democratically-elected government led by Jacobo Árbenz.

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In 'Dreaming of You,' poet Melissa Lozada-Oliva reimagines Selena's legacy

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Author Melissa Lozada-Oliva's new novel in verse, Dreaming of You, is about a heartbroken poet who brings Selena Quintanilla back from the dead.

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Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny tackle nuclear war and diplomacy in new crime novel

Saturday, October 16, 2021

The former secretary of state and the best-selling author say their new book, State of Terror is meant to serve as an entertaining yet cautionary tale that deals with the perils of the "vast silence."

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3-time Latin Grammy winner Susana Baca marks a career spanning 50 years

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Peruvian folklorist Susana Baca is known for bringing Afro-Peruvian music to stages around the world. She also served as Peru's minister of culture. Her latest album is called, Palabras Urgentes.

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A New Podcast Explores Why 'Arthur' The Aardvark's Sister D.W. Was Voiced By Boys

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Jason Szwimer once voiced the sassy sister on the long-running kids show Arthur. He's now hosting the podcast Finding D.W. and reaching out to others who voiced the character when they were boys.

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No, You Don't Need To Be Worried Your Dog (Or Cat) Is Eating Cicadas

Saturday, June 05, 2021

An expert weighs in on the potential harm of this summer's most prominent critters when dogs or cats eat them

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Fully Vaccinated? Tell Us What You're Looking Forward To Most

Saturday, May 22, 2021

As more people get vaccinated and cities lift COVID-19 restrictions, NPR's Weekend Edition wants to hear what "firsts" you're looking forward to again.

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Marie Ulven, 'Girl In Red,' Talks Fame, Sexuality And Her New Album

Sunday, May 02, 2021

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Marie Ulven, who calls herself "girl in red," about her new album if i could make it go quiet.

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In 'Girlhood,' Teens Across The Globe Write About Their Everyday Lives

Sunday, February 28, 2021

'Girlhood,' a collection of diary-style entries by teen girls, aims to bust stereotypes about cultures while revealing girls' everyday lives.

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On 'Introducing...,' Aaron Frazer Contemplates Love And The Road Ahead

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Best known for drumming and singing with soul revival band Durand Jones & The Indications, Frazer charts his own course on his solo debut, produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.

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